That is similar to DDL (what I use), but it costs more and does not have as many features as DDL.
DDL does both Canadian and US rules, allows switch on the fly, and two drivers can share a license. DDL allows free upgrades. DDL has a zillion different layouts, many tailored to specific company requirements.
You can transfer the license to a new computer three times before you have to buy a new license.
You will always know at a glance where you are at with your hours, as DDL keeps track of your time and updates on the fly as the day progresses. It does the math for you so you will never make mistakes or get a ticket for errors.
DDL has features to allow a driver to keep track of all expenses related to the business of trucking. You can generate and print a number of different reports to help run your business if you are an owner operator.
The load and manifest information is carried over from day to day so you don't have to write it down each day while traveling from the shipper to the consignee. (some loads I have had with multiple pick ups and drops gave me writer's cramp writing that stuff down each day when I still used paper logs.)
You enter your mileage each day and it carries over the mileage from the previous day. It then will compute your average miles an hour for the day based on the hours of driving. You even set a maximum miles an hour limit and it will warn you if your daily average exceeds that limit.
I have had many compliments on my logs when reviewed by the Revenue Rangers.
And I get on the list of drivers at my company each month with perfect logs.
I downloaded the DDL program to try it out. I am still working with it, but that is the most user unfriendly program I have used in years. Way too much garbage included. The help file is worthless. The only reason I keep trying is that it prints out a better looking log than the Eclipse program. I think once I find the things I need In all the extra garbage, it won't be too bad.
The Eclipse program is so much simpler to learn, night and day doesn't even come close to describing the difference between the two.
Update: Calling DDL user unfriendly is being way too generous. I am trying to show this weeks logs up to this point. I have spent an hour trying to get the load info right on yesterdays log. No matter what I do, it will not remove the first loads info. I even erased all the load info in the program and re-entered it. I am about ready to give up on it.
Update 2: I finally just went into the DDL program folder in my computer and deleted all the records and started over. It finally worked, but I could have done an entire month on Eclipse in the time it took me to do 5 days on DDL.
I am trying to show this weeks logs up to this point. I have spent an hour trying to get the load info right on yesterdays log. No matter what I do, it will not remove the first loads info. I even erased all the load info in the program and re-entered it. I am about ready to give up on it.
This program reminds me of my very first computer. I spent an hour and a half trying to get it to do something (don't remember what). When it finally did what I wanted, I didn't know what I did to make it do it.:banghead:
Oh yeah, I can relate. And I remember what that "something" was.
Turning it, on, and then after several frustrating hours of fooling around, turning it off. For the longest time I would just unplug it, until my nephew showed me how.
You have to click "Start" to turn it off.
When I turn normal stuff off all I have to do is turn the switch to "Off".